Nursing (year 2)

Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

Why choose Nursing?

Nurses ask questions such as: How do people respond to illness? In what ways are lives impacted by sickness? How are patients cared for when they are unwell?

Leading the way on health-care teams, registered nurses are in high demand for their clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. Over the course of your studies, you'll be involved in active learning within the classroom, with small clinical groups in a variety of off-campus nursing practice settings, and in simulated clinical laboratories.

Check out this video to hear what students, alumni, and instructors are saying about nursing at UCalgary.

Career opportunities

​Registered nurses have global career opportunities in community agencies, hospital settings, childcare environments, the research sector, and more. A degree in nursing can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree or further studies at the graduate level.

Program highlights

  • Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.
  • Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related experiences in a professional setting.

Courses in this program

Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Philosophy and Practice in Palliative Care, Transitions in Child and Youth Health, Addictions and Mental Health Care, Exploring Cancer and the Role of the Nurse

Information for first-year students

I gained experience as a student leader, helping to build my confidence in conflict resolution, seeing the bigger picture and finding innovative solutions, important aspects of my nursing practice. I was taught to continue learning independently. Definitely one of the most important lessons I learned at UCalgary was to be excited to continue learning for the rest of my career.

Kate Wong

BN'12 and current graduate student

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Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4